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# Give a monkey enough rope

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### #21 bonanova

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:56 AM

Somehow, I see paragraph 2 differently.

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That's not what paragraph 2 says in the OP.

You're right. OP is corrected.

I was presumptuous to teach you how to solve ...

Apologies.

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### #22 Prime

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:09 PM

Somehow, I see paragraph 2 differently.

Spoiler for paragraph 2

Spoiler for One approach

That's not what paragraph 2 says in the OP.

You're right. OP is corrected.

I was presumptuous to teach you how to solve ...

Apologies.

Thanks. That brings it closer. I get a positive weight rope now, alas, not enough for the monkey and the rope together to balance the weight.

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Past prime, actually.

### #23 bonanova

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:40 AM

Spoiler for is Russian translation available?

Конечно ...   Веревка подбежал шкив, на одном конце была обезьяна, на другом конце вес.Два оставшихся в равновесии.Вес каната было 4 унции / футбол, а в возрасте от обезьяны и мать обезьяны составил четыре года.Вес обезьяна была много фунтов, как мать обезьяны было лет, и весом весом и весом каната вместе были в полтора раза больше, поскольку вес обезьян.

Вес вес превышал вес веревки, как многие фунтов, как обезьяна лет, когда мать обезьяны был вдвое старше брата обезьяны было, когда мать обезьяны был вдвое старше брата обезьяна будет, когда брат обезьяны в три раза стара, как мать обезьяны Когда мама была обезьяна была в три раза стара, как обезьяна в пункте 1.

Мать обезьяны был вдвое старше обезьяна Когда мать обезьяны был наполовину стара, как обезьяна будет Когда обезьяна в три раза стара, как мать обезьяны было, когда мать обезьяны в три раза стара, как обезьяна в пункте 1.

Возраст матери обезьяны превысил возраст брата обезьяны на такую ​​же сумму, как возраст брата обезьяны превысил возраст обезьяны.

Какова была длина веревки?
So the rope has legs and plays footbal?! And monkey's mother is a male?! And age is money?!Was it Google translation? I guess, it'll be awhile before computers can understand and translate natural language.Although it's worth noting that about the only bit translated correctly, is that very thing, which I misunderstood. The translation states, the weight of the rope together with the weight is 1.5 times the weight of the monkey, as the problem statement intended. Whereas I understood it as half weight of the monkey.
I was going to add the caveat that I cannot verify the usefulness of google translate. But yes, I thought all monkeys played football.

Actually now I am convinced the puzzle is broken in paragraph 2.
Trying to fix it, knowing the answer, but I may just close the topic.

Thanks for working on it.
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